Olympic Committee, Sports Commission ink deal

Olympic Committee, Sports Commission ink deal

MASERU – The Lesotho National Olympic Committee (LNOC) and Lesotho Sport and Recreation Commission (LSRC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) yesterday at the Olympic House in Maseru.
The two mother bodies promised to work together going forward on several pressing matters in local sports.

Amongst things, both associations said they are aware of the infighting that has engulfed several of their member associations. The fights have even escalated to the courts of law. Both associations say they are going to form an independent commission that will work on resolving such problems.

The two associations will also be working together on preparation of athletes amongst others things. The LSRC podium performance is the developmental stage which will look after an athlete and prepare them for competition and will then hand them over to the LNOC.

The MOU has no timeframe but both associations said it can be refined and improved as time goes on, if it needs to be. LNOC was represented by Tlali Rampooana on behalf of its president, Matlohang Moiloa-Ramoqopo, while the LSRC was represented by its president Jobo Rasoko.
“We are talking about the future of the sport and how we are going to work from now on,” Rasoko said.

“We looked back on our previous MOU and said maybe we were general but now we are specific. It’s well known that nowadays there are a lot of fights in sports, fights that cannot be resolved, but if we are at the forefront of that we can resolve them. Now we are going to look at how an independent sport court can work. Even if we tell them don’t take our issues to court, they still do. Maybe they are taking our issues to court because they can see we don’t have mechanisms to resolve them but this will change soon,” Rasoko said.

Rampooana said the mother bodies are aware of the issues they have had between themselves and they have agreed they will work together going forward.
This is not the first time the LNOC and LSRC sign an MOU, but they say this time around this agreement goes deeper.
Speaking on behalf of the ministry, Moleboheng Mokobocho, said they hope to see the results of the agreement having a positive effect on the athletes.

Tlalane Phahla

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